Mobile device manufacturers releasing a miniature version of their flagship devices appears to be a trend as of late. It was started by the Korean giant when they released a miniature version of Galaxy S3, followed by the launch of Galaxy S4 Mini that debuted few weeks backs. Following Samsung’s footsteps, HTC also released a mini version of their flagship One device.
The common thread among all these mini versions is that all failed to capture the attention of the customers. And a major difference was their lower specifications compared to the original devices. Also, these miniature versions were released somewhat over-priced, concerning the set of features that they brought at the table.
Now, it has been leaked that Sony will also be launching a miniature version of their upcoming flagship device, Sony i1 Honami. However, there is one point to note here: the device is expected to feature a similar set of specifications as its bigger version with the only major difference being its display and screen size.
According to the leak, Honami Mini will feature 4.3-inch Triluminos display with 720p resolution (compared to 1080p in alleged Honami i1), quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD card support, 2,400 mAh battery and interestingly, it will feature the similar 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony G Lens. The i1 Honami is expected to boast the same specifications — only it will feature a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution.
I don’t know about you but I’m excited. If the rumored specifications are correct, we may see a very decent device that isn’t too large for average users. Sony has scheduled a press event for September 4 where we expect them to unveil i1 Honami along with other gizmos and gadgets. The company may shed some light on the mini version of its flagship device as well.